Modern accomodations are provided for our students in separate, well-furnished, air-conditioned dormitories. Deans provide supervision over students residing in our dormitories. Each student should provide a complete set of linens for a twin bed, bedspread, pillow, towels, and other personal items as needed. Personal television sets and radios are not permitted in the dormitories.
Coin-operated washers and dryers are conveniently located on each dormitory floor.
The beautiful Elaine Howie Dining Hall is a full-service cafeteria. Meals are included in the cost of the campus tuition. Seating for 150 also provides for the various banquets and activities held for the students during the school year. Our students tell us that food in the dining hall is excellent…and of course, we serve seconds.
Chapel services are conducted each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Along with the college and pastoral staff speakers from Longview Baptist Temple, guest speakers help keep the chapel service lively and Spirit-filled. Of course, the highlight each week is when our Pastor and Chancellor, Dr. Bob Gray II, is the speaker.
Counselors are available to meet one-on-one with the student body. Men and ladies are respectively assigned to a faculty member for counseling each semester. Counselors help students with academic, social, financial and spiritual needs. This is one of the many measures in place to ensure that every student receives individual attention.
A wide variety of Christian service opportunities are provided in and through the ministries of Longview Baptist Temple. Students are given the opportunity to participate in every ministry at LBT. Preaching, Sunday School teaching, nursing homes, jail ministries, Soul winning clubs, Children’s Choirs, LBT choir, LBT orchestra and the bus ministry are just a few examples of the areas of ministry in which students may participate. Required Christian service, coordinated through the Dean’s offices, provides needed experience and training for the ministry.
The college adminstration plans regular activities such as bowling, putt-putt golf, spirit week, picnics, ice cream socials, bonfires, out-of-town trips, shopping trips, and many more opportunities to date and to dine out. Each February, the Longview Baptist Temple hosts a formal Valentine’s Day Banquet. All staff, faculty and students are invited to enjoy a catered meal and entertainment by the LBT Music Department. Music recitals as well as special concerts are held at various times during the year. The Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools Chorale provides an opportunity for students to sing in the chapel as well as the services of LBT. Various singing groups also provide special music for the college and church.
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools believes in cultivating students physically as well as spiritually. Each week, students are able to participate in the sports program. The Robert Holland Gymnasium is our on-campus sports facility. A variety of sports may be enjoyed as part of the athletic program
All Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools ladies are provided a monthly fellowship time with the ladies of the church. The First Lady of Longview Baptist Temple, Mrs Kelly Gray, coordinates the event to include food, fun and games, and also teaching by various wives of men in our ministry
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools coordinates with local businesses to provide a link between incoming students and those businesses to make it easier to obtain employment in the Longview area. Second and third-shift jobs are plenteous, and most students are able to secure these jobs in a very short time. Ladies are allowed to work off-campus jobs approved by the college. The Dean’s office carefully screens each place of employment to make sure it meets college criteria. The college provides transportation for ladies when needed to get to their place of employment.
All single students under the age of twenty-five, except those living with families, are required to live in college dormitories unless permission has been granted by the administration. Requests to live off campus should be submitted in writing to the Administration 30 days prior registration. Married students will find adequate housing available throughout Longview.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND APPEARANCE
Each student is expected to cheerfully submit to the standards of conduct and behavior that have been established by Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. A student handbook with detailed rules and policies will be provided at registration. The use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Theater attendance, rock music (secular or religious), dancing and gambling are also strictly prohibited. Bibilical principles for behavior are to be observed at all times. Modesty and discretion in personal grooming and dress should be exercised at all times. Extremist hairstyles and/or immodest attire on either men or women will not be tolerated. The student’s signature on the application form acknowledges a personal agreement to accept and abide by the standards established by Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. Specific Information on appearance and conduct standards are reviewed during the week of registration
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